Peloton recalls 2.2 million bikes in the US over seatpost failures

Users have reported fractures and lacerations after seatpost breakages, the recall says.

(Image credit: Peloton)

If you're one of the 2.2 million US owners of the original Peloton Bike, you should stop using it now and get a new seatpost, the company has said. Peloton issued a USA recall that covers its original PL01 bikes, after identifying a potential issue with the seatpost.

The company has received 35 reports of the post breaking and detaching from the bike during use, and there have been 13 reports of injuries, including a fractured wrist, lacerations and bruises, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has said.

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